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Jyothika Actress

Jyothika Actress

Born on 18 October 1978 as Jyothika Sadanah, Jyothika Saravanan is a highly acclaimed Indian actress and film producer known for her predominant presence in Tamil cinema, as well as notable appearances in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films. Her impressive career has garnered numerous awards, including a National Film Award, four Filmfare Awards South, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and the prestigious Kalaimamani Award. Recognized as one of the most prolific actresses in Tamil cinema, she holds a distinguished place among the best actresses in South India according to the media.

Jyothika made her debut in the world of cinema with the Hindi film “Doli Saja Ke Rakhna” (1997), directed by Priyadarshan. Her entry into Tamil cinema commenced with the film “Vaali” (1999), and she ventured into Telugu films with “Tagore” (2003), opposite Chiranjeevi. Her exceptional performance in “Vaali” earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South, setting the stage for a remarkable career. The accolades continued as she received the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award for her role in “Kushi” (2000).

Jyothika Actress Biography

Real Name Jyothika Sadanah
Nickname Jo, Sona
Profession Actress
Famous Role Chandramukhi in Tamil film Chandramukhi (2005)
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight in Kilograms- 56 kg
in Pounds- 124 lbs
Figure Measurements 34-26-35
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 18 October 1978
Age (as in 2016) 38 Years
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Learners Academy, Mumbai
College Mithibai College, Mumbai
Education Qualifications Graduation in Psychology
Debut Bollywood: Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
Tamil: Vaali
Telugu/Kannada: One Two Three
Malayalam: Rakkilippattu
Family Father– Chander Sadanah
Mother– Seema Sadanah
Brother– Suraj
Sister– Roshini , Nagma
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Listening to music, reading books
Favourite Things
Favourite Colours Black, red
Favourite Food Butter chicken
Favourite Destination London
Favourite Singer Hariharan
Favourite Writer John Grisham
Favourite Music Director A. R. Rahman
Favourite Actors Bollywood: Aamir Khan
Hollywood: John Travolta
Favourite Actress Sridevi
Favourite Films Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Tamil: Kadhalan
Hollywood: French Kiss
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 11 September 2006
Affair/Boyfriend Suriya
Husband Suriya
Children Daughter– Diya
Son– Dev


Here are some lesser-known facts about Jyothika

Jyothika embarked on her acting journey in 1998, portraying the character Pallavi Sinha in the Bollywood film “Doli Saja Ke Rakhna.” Her versatile career spanned across various languages, including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Beyond her film roles, Jyothika became a familiar face in the advertising world, featuring in campaigns for well-known brands such as Comfort (fabric softener), Santoor Soap, and others. She also served as the brand ambassador for RmKV silk sarees and Wardrobe Hub in Chennai.

In 2001, she took on the role of Vani in the trilingual film “Little John,” released in Tamil, Hindi, and English, showcasing her ability to work across different languages and genres.

Jyothika personal life

Born on 18 October 1978, Jyothika comes from a diverse cultural background, with a Punjabi Hindu father named Chander Sadanah, who is a film producer, and a Maharashtrian Muslim mother named Seema Sadanah. Notably, actress Nagma is her half-sister. Jyothika has a sister named Roshini, born as Radhika, and a brother named Suraj, who serves as an assistant director for Priyadarshan.

Jyothika Career

Jyothika’s inaugural venture into Tamil cinema was marked by her role in “Vaali” (1999), a performance that earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South[10] and the Dinakaran Award for the Best Female Debut. In the same year, she featured in “Poovellam Kettuppar,” where she portrayed the love interest of the protagonist, played by her future husband, Suriya. The film’s success, especially that of “Kushi,” proved to be a pivotal moment in her career.

The years 2000 to 2002 witnessed a series of triumphs for Jyothika, including notable films like “Mugavaree,” “Dumm Dumm Dumm,” and “Snegithiye.” During this period, she collaborated with Kamal Haasan in the comedy film “Thenali.” Her outstanding portrayal in “Kushi” earned her the prestigious Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award.Even in a smaller role in “Rhythm,” her performance was widely appreciated.

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